This Week in Data with Colin Charles 15: Percona Live 2018 Call for Papers and Best Practices for ObservabilityColin Charles
Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
So we have announced the call for presentations for Percona Live Santa Clara 2018. Please send your submissions in!
As you probably already know, we have been expanding the content to be more than just MySQL and MongoDB. It really does include more open source databases: the whole of 2016 had a “time series” theme to it, and we of course love to have more PostgreSQL content (there have been tracks dedicated to PostgreSQL for sometime now). I found this one comment interesting recently, from John Arundel, “If you’re going to learn one database really well, make it Postgres.” I have been noticing newer developers jump on the PostgreSQL bandwagon. I presume much of this blog’s readership is still MySQL centric, but it will be interesting to see where this goes.
Charity Majors recently wrote Best Practices for Observability. In addition, her book alongside Laine Campbell is now available for purchase on Kindle: Database Reliability Engineering: Designing and Operating Resilient Database Systems. Highly recommended purchase. You can also get it on O’Reilly Safari (free month with those codes for Percona Live Europe Dublin attendees).
- orchestrator 3.0.3 – auto-provisioning Raft nodes, native Consul support, SQLite or MySQL backed setups, web UI improvements and more. Solid release.
- MongoDB 3.6 – you can download this soon.
- MariaDB 10.1.29 – important changes to Mariabackup, InnoDB/XtraDB, and some security fixes
- Apache Kylin 2.2 – OLAP for Hadoop, originally developed at eBay, has enhanced ACL support amongst other improvements.
- Cassandra on Azure Cosmos DB
- What even is streaming data and Kafka? What is a message bus? Everything you ever wanted to know about modern event-driven architectures but were afraid to ask. – recommended read, checkout the videos attached as well.
- Microsoft is rocking it when it comes to open source – checkout SQL Operations Studio, where there is already an issue to encourage support for PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite.
- Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation as a platinum sponsor and also offers this on Azure. This wasn’t without confusion, related to the Ars Technica piece. I enjoy reading the comments, including the one on Hacker News.
- Gabriela Ferrara has a great slide deck on MySQL 8.0 Preview: What is Coming.
- Matt Aslett published Database market set for seismic shift driven by accelerated cloud and SaaS adoption, and if for some reason you can’t view it, the tweeted graph is very useful.
- Understanding caching in Postgres – An in-depth guide
- ACMUG 2017 gathering – Beijing, China, December 9-10 2017 – it was very exciting being there in 2016, I can only imagine it’s going to be be bigger and better for 2017, since it is now two days long!